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Here’s what it feels like to be Latino on Long Island right now

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Latino immigrants and U.S.-born citizens of Latino heritage live in a state of anxiety today. Column by Maria Piedrabuena

ICE arrests stoke fear on North Fork

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The North Fork Latino community is reeling following a series of arrests by ICE agents during the last two weeks, prompting an outcry from local residents over what immigrant advocates and residents call a “very fearful time.”

Estafas telefónicas se enfocan en residentes Latinos; la policía urge a las víctimas que reporten los crímenes

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Estafadores se han centrado en la población latina de la zona en un nuevo tipo de estafa telefónica donde varios individuos se presentan como abogados o títulos similares y exigen que se les hagan pagos a través de códigos de tarjeta de regalo y transferencias electrónicas.

A first for Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association: a Latina director

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The Flanders, Northampton and Riverside Community Association elected its first-ever Latina to its board of directors this week, an expression of an outreach effort to diversify the organization in keeping with the demographics of the community it serves.

“A Day Without Immigrants:” Local businesses and workers strike today

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Local immigrants and supporters will participate in a national strike today as a way to peacefully protest the current anti-immigrant rhetoric, as well as a way to demonstrate the impact immigrants have on the local economy and society on a daily basis.

Despite fears of backlash in Latino community, few reported incidents across the North Fork after the election

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The tenor of political dialogue in the months leading up to last week’s presidential election led many members of minority groups — particularly Latinos — to fear a possible backlash in the wake of the President-elect Donald Trump’s victory.

Latino students find belonging, friendship and opportunity in new Hispanic Leadership Club at RHS

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The Hispanic Youth Leadership Club is a place where Latino students can be themselves and an opportunity for them to make a positive difference in the Riverhead community.

‘Climate of fear’ for Riverhead Latinos made worse by board’s ‘sanctuary city’ comments, immigrant advocates say

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“How can you expect someone to come in front of a group of people and ask for help when those people are saying really ugly things about them and their families?” said Laura Lemus, civil rights advocate.

Dead man’s history of alcoholism underscores problem plaguing local Latino immigrant community

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Victoriano Cohon-Garcia, 34, began drinking after word of his father's death arrived from Guatemala, according to Sister Margaret Smyth. "Once he started he was never able to pull himself out of that." It's a widespread problem in the local Latino immigrant community, she said.
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